Throughout musical history we’ve seen politics and music compliment each other, but also tear each other apart. It’s up to artists and their creative freedom to choose if they want to play into the political music scene, or leave themselves out all together. One Ottawa band who has embraced their distaste for many political events is Josephine Leone. This “groovy, grungy, gritty” rock n’ roll band released “Freedom Song” in 2022 and played it live at Bluesfest. While the track may have a laid-back energy, the message is powerful nonetheless.
‘Never before have there been so many protests happening all around the world. Innocent civilians oppressed by their own governments and stripped of their human rights, fuelled by propaganda designed to divide us and turn us all against each other.’
Their hope is that music will unite everyone together again amidst this chaos.
‘Freedom Song is about fighting back against this corruption and tyranny. It’s about uniting with each other to stand up against those who oppress us who want to control our lives. It’s about spreading hope to the world that we can, and we will, take back our freedom’. Now available on all streaming sites!
Join Josephine Leone and the band, along with Edison Rupert and Sophia Duhaime, at the Rainbow Bistro on April 21st, 2023, for a powerful event that will capture the attention of many. Doors open at 8:00pm, with pre-sale tickets available for $15 or $20 at the door. The link to purchase tickets for the show is provided at the bottom of this article.